Emergency Tree Services

Emergency Tree Services

Last week saw the Shoalhaven hammered by wild weather with flooding across the region and gale force winds wreaking havoc.

At the height of the storm, more than 15,000 homes and businesses were without power due to damaging winds bringing down trees and power lines. Sanctuary Point, Mollymook, Ulladulla and Sussex Inlet were the worst affected towns.

Rainfall was solid throughout the Shoalhaven. Totals for Sunday were:

  • Nowra  –  125mm 
  • Jervis Bay  –  105mm 
  • Ulladulla – 149mm 
St Georges Basin and Sussex Inlet were put on flood watch with rising waters necessitating an evacuation order for some parts of Sussex Inlet. St Georges Basin experienced moderate flooding and many local roads across the Shoalhaven were impacted.

With so many damaged trees in the area, we have had a lot of questions regarding what needs to be done about damaged trees. Here’s what you need to know.

Fallen trees and broken branches can quickly become a threat to your home or business so you need to have them inspected and evaluated by an arborist as soon as it is safe to do so. Fallen trees will need to be removed, but damaged trees might be able to be saved if they are healthy, have retained more than half of their crown and the major limbs are intact. If you are unsure, call in the professionals. 

Can A Storm Damaged Tree Be Saved?

Yes, there is a good chance a storm-damaged tree can be saved. As we mentioned above, the tree needs to be in relatively good health and structurally sound. The tree crown (the top of the tree)  must also be carefully inspected because of the important role the crown plays in photosynthesis, respiration and transpiration. If we deem that your tree can be saved, we can customise a treatment plan for your tree. 

If you have damaged or fallen trees on your property after last week’s crazy weather, don’t hesitate to contact C&S Tree Services. Our arborists travel all over the Shoalhaven and are happy to come and assess your storm-damaged trees and give you our expert opinion.